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October 20, 2023

It is 25x5’s position that prior authorization must be eliminated to reduce the required onerous documentation needed to support it, maintain the healthcare workforce, and improve patient access to necessary medical care. Prior authorization (PA) is a process used by health insurance companies, including Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, requiring clinicians to obtain approval before providing care to patients for covered services. This process is a major source of burden for clinicians, health systems, and patients in need of care.

25x5 is a Task Force within the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) that works to reduce U.S. health professionals’ documentation burden to 25% by the end of 2026 with the vision of a U.S. healthcare workforce free of documentation burden and focused on patient care and improved patient outcomes.

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